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Posted by Hound on January 18, 2000 at 02:30:23:

Ok, let's say I'm ready to purchase my doublebass. Let's further say I have never bought one before. When I look at electrics, I look at such factors as cost, sound, ease of playing, resale value, warranty, manufacturer's reputaion, etc...
What, if anything, should I add to my list? Should a transport bag be included, for example? Does it come with a bow? Should I look at WHERE the instrument is made? I compared, for example, an instrument made in Europe to one made in Korea. The European-made instrument far outdid the Korean-made bass. It wasn't even close. Also, do you have a preference as to bowing with the French-style bow or the German-style? And what is your reason(s) for choosing that style?
Thank you!

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